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Jonno1981

South Australia Subclass 190/489 applications (July 2018)

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1 minute ago, JetBlast said:
2 minutes ago, vindy_w said:
Hi, will you be able to share how you got a high score for writing? struggling at 7.5 for writing. Thanks.

I can help with PTE if you switch

I haven't tried PTE and not much aware of it either. Is it possible to score above 79 for all categories in PTE?  so it will be equivalent to 8 band in IELTS.

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I haven't tried PTE and not much aware of it either. Is it possible to score above 79 for all categories in PTE?  so it will be equivalent to 8 band in IELTS.
It is possible. My last score was 90 90 90 85.

It took me a number of attempts and I kept failing on the writing until I found a particular method.

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2 minutes ago, JetBlast said:

It is possible. My last score was 90 90 90 85.

It took me a number of attempts and I kept failing on the writing until I found a particular method.

Is it possible to share this method? if there are no reservations in sharing. Thank you.

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Is it possible to share this method? if there are no reservations in sharing. Thank you.
I can. I will do it when I get home as everything is on my laoptp. I am currently on my phone.

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1 minute ago, vindy_w said:
Is it possible to share this method? if there are no reservations in sharing. Thank you.

I can. I will do it when I get home as everything is on my laoptp. I am currently on my phone.

Sure, Thank you very much. 

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16 hours ago, vindy_w said:

Sure, Thank you very much. 

Hi, Just wondering if you would be able to share how you prepared yourself for the PTE. Sorry for sounding too pushy. Thanks.

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8 hours ago, vindy_w said:

Hi, Just wondering if you would be able to share how you prepared yourself for the PTE. Sorry for sounding too pushy. Thanks.

Hi, it's my opinion that obtaining a +8 score in writing is impossible, I took 2 IELT's test and scored 9's for R, L, S and 7.5W on both occasions.

My advice would be to book onto a PTE test, pay the £50 or whatever it is to have access to their mock tests and example questions, I found the mock tests (with scoring) very useful.

Now within the PTE test each communication skill (speaking, listening, writing, reading) has sub tests, for example repeat the sentence, re-order paragraphs, re tell the lecture etc.... There is a brilliant organisation called “e2 Learning” that have videos on you tube that explain how to tackle and answer each individual component. I watched the video for each component just once, did one mock test and got an overall score of 88. I found the test significantly easier, fairer and wasted a lot less time awaiting results. Good luck!

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On 08/10/2018 at 07:12, Anvita.b said:

Hi All

Just to update everyone who is waiting for SA nomination invite, I submitted my EOI and nomination application for 489 SA on 10th July and received an invite today 8th Oct, so I guess SA has finally got to processing nominations filed till 10th July.

Excellent news! Hopefully we too hear from them soon..EOI submitted on 11th of July..Good luck to all waiting!

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On 09/10/2018 at 22:38, vindy_w said:

Hi, Just wondering if you would be able to share how you prepared yourself for the PTE. Sorry for sounding too pushy. Thanks.

I also watched the you-tube videos from e2 Learning. I believe if you figure out the structure they are looking for with your writing you will be fine.  I sat the test twice and got the desired results second time because I studied more on structure. For example with re tell lecture I followed a structure found online. I think it was something like this:

The speaker was discussing....

Firstly...

He mentioned...

Moreover...

Finally...

Also for the essay I focused on questions I found online asking about a topic and your opinion.  I followed the e2 Learning style with a slight modification because all the questions I ever got were asking for my opinion.

The e2 Learning describe image is great and if you follow it you will score very well. 

I also did  the paid  practice test the day before my exam.

Good luck.

 

 

 

 


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On 10/10/2018 at 18:48, Kris Hair said:

Hi, it's my opinion that obtaining a +8 score in writing is impossible, I took 2 IELT's test and scored 9's for R, L, S and 7.5W on both occasions.

 

My advice would be to book onto a PTE test, pay the £50 or whatever it is to have access to their mock tests and example questions, I found the mock tests (with scoring) very useful.

 

Now within the PTE test each communication skill (speaking, listening, writing, reading) has sub tests, for example repeat the sentence, re-order paragraphs, re tell the lecture etc.... There is a brilliant organisation called “e2 Learning” that have videos on you tube that explain how to tackle and answer each individual component. I watched the video for each component just once, did one mock test and got an overall score of 88. I found the test significantly easier, fairer and wasted a lot less time awaiting results. Good luck!

 

Thank you so much for sharing. This will definitely help.

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South Australia approved our application today and we’ve received an invitation to apply for the 489!!! 

Exactly 14 weeks to the day since we submitted our state sponsorship application.


VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018, Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018,  Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018, CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018, Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018, Visa grant: 19/02/2019, Terra Australis: TBC.

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Congratulations!

Which skill category did you apply? I've heard its a bit difficult for ICT Business Analyst this time around. Started prepping for PTE. Thanks.

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Thank you @vindy_w.

139913 Laboratory Manager.

Good luck on your PTE. For my prep, I purchased the Gold standard practice questions, twice. Also watched the free videos by E2 language on YouTube. 


VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018, Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018,  Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018, CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018, Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018, Visa grant: 19/02/2019, Terra Australis: TBC.

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MA is lodging my 489 visa application today, police checks and Form 80 included. 

Holding back on the medicals until asked for them by the CO.

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VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018, Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018,  Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018, CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018, Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018, Visa grant: 19/02/2019, Terra Australis: TBC.

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10 hours ago, Jonno1981 said:

MA is lodging my 489 visa application today, police checks and Form 80 included. 

Holding back on the medicals until asked for them by the CO.

Nice one. Good luck!

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4 hours ago, Jimbo said:

Nice one. Good luck!

Thanks @Jimbo.


VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018, Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018,  Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018, CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018, Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018, Visa grant: 19/02/2019, Terra Australis: TBC.

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Hello everyone, can I apply South Australia 489 eoi from other state for cook ? And is there any chance of getting invitation with 55 own point and 10 from state and 3.5 year full time experience 

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5 hours ago, Tobymuller said:

Applied for 190  nomination for SA with 65 points on September as a chef, still waiting..

Hopefully not too long to wait now @Tobymuller. Good luck.


VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018, Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018,  Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018, CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018, Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018, Visa grant: 19/02/2019, Terra Australis: TBC.

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5 hours ago, Tobymuller said:

Thank you  @jonno 1981. What about your status?

We got state sponsorship and submitted 489 visa application 31st October. Front loaded form 80’s and most police checks.

Still need a Philippine NBI police check for my wife (first week in December).

Also having to organise specialist medical reports for my wife before we can book a date for the medicals, hopefully January.

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VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018, Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018,  Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018, CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018, Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018, Visa grant: 19/02/2019, Terra Australis: TBC.

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